It was a proud day for the Trialist family, as all seven brothers turned out for the Iron. However, they couldn’t mark the occasion with victory and were on the end of a 7-4 defeat.
Ebby Nelson-Addy and Marvin Morgan put Hartlepool two goals to the good, but Dave Syers marked his comeback from injury with a quick-fire brace to level the scores.
Pools went back in front through Lewis Hawkins to lead at half-time, and the two-goal lead was restored by Nelson-Addy shortly after the break.
Scunthorpe fought back again though – a Tommy Miller own goal and a Noel Burdett penalty restored parity, before the visitors ran away with it late on.
Morgan added a fifth, Chris Lester made it six, and then A. Trialist diverted the ball past his own goalkeeper to make it 7-4.
Gateshead and Doncaster Rovers’ five-goal affair pales in comparison, but the Heed’s impressive 3-2 win leaves them in a strong position in the East Division.
Jake Orrell bagged a first-half double, before Kevin Sainte-Luce’s fine solo goal put the home side in Control.
A Harry Middleton brace made the Tynesiders sweat, but the Heed held on to close the gap on Hull City and Rovers, with three games in-hand on both.
A young Mansfield Town side secured an impressive three points at Rotherham United on Tuesday, with Alex Fisher scoring twice.
Danny Ward had put the Millers in front but the Stags, who named seven teenagers in the team, fought back when Fisher levelled less than two minutes later.
Fisher got his second with a fine header seven minutes from full-time to turn the game around and secure the win.
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